fellowship near eastern arch

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Oxford Univ.

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Oxford

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United Kingdom:GB

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Lehre und Forschung

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6

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(Höchstgehalt)

Beginn der Bewerbungsfrist

Ende der Bewerbungsfrist

2022-09-30
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PhD

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keine

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Gerald Averay Wainwright Early Career Fellowship in Near Eastern Archaeology
Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford
The Gerald Averay Wainwright Fellow is a post-doctoral research fellowship role. The Fellow will carry out research addressing the archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any period of the human past apart from that of Classical Antiquity (i.e. the sphere of influence of Classical Greek and Roman Worlds, between c. 600 BCE and 500 CE), from the Palaeolithic up to and including the medieval and post-medieval periods of any of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Persia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, and Yemen. Priority is given to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey.

The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research and/or the preparation of postdoctoral grant applications in the non-classical archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any country or countries listed above.

You will be at an early stage of an academic career, having completed a doctorate not earlier than 1 April 2018 (excluding justified career breaks), present a credible proposal for research and publication, have or plan to develop research impact and public engagement skills, and demonstrate excellent skills in preparing research findings for publication. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop an effective research programme, be able to develop a coherent, well-organised and deliverable programme of research, showing evidence of time management skills, setting priorities and meeting deadlines, and be able to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories, and analyse data as appropriate.

The research may be conducted at any UK University with appropriate supervision in these areas. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 6 months from 1 January 2023.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 30 September 2022.
Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 159314
Contact Phone : 01865 278311 Closing Date & Time : 30-Sep-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
Salary (£) : Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Job description and selection criteria
Job title Gerald Averay Wainwright Early Career Fellowship in Near Eastern Archaeology
Division Humanities
Department Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (formerly Oriental Studies)
Location Dependant on project
Grade and salary Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
Hours Full time
Contract type Fixed-term for 6 months
Reporting to Chair of the Wainwright Board of Management
Vacancy reference 159314
Additional information Allowance available for travel and research expenses, currently up to £1000 subject to annual review
Closing date for applications 12 noon on Friday 30 September 2022

Overview of the role
The Gerald Averay Wainwright Fellow is a post-doctoral research fellowship role. The Fellow will carry out research addressing the archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any period of the human past apart from that of Classical Antiquity (i.e. the sphere of influence of Classical Greek and Roman Worlds, between c. 600 BCE and 500 CE), from the Palaeolithic up to and including the medieval and post-medieval periods of any of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Persia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, and Yemen. Priority is given to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey.
The intention of the fellowships is to offer opportunities for outstanding scholars at an early stage in their academic career to obtain experience in research.

The research may be conducted at any UK University with appropriate supervision in these areas. Due to immigration restrictions, the option to be based at a university other than Oxford is only available to those with an existing right to work in the UK.

Duties of the post

The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research and/or the preparation of postdoctoral grant applications in the non-classical archaeology (not literary or philological studies) of any country or countries listed above. To achieve this, the Fellow will:
• Manage her/his own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines;
• Adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials;
• Prepare working theories and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate;
• Prepare and complete research publication(s) (e.g. journal article(s) or book chapter(s)) and/or applications for postdoctoral projects (e.g. British Academy, Marie Curie etc.);
• Present research findings at meetings/seminars/conferences/public engagement events as appropriate;
• As opportunities arise, develop new research proposals, and ideas for generating research income.

Selection criteria

Your application will be judged only against the criteria which are set out below. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet these criteria.
The University is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions. Members of selection committees will be aware of the principles of equality of opportunity, fair selection and the risks of bias. There will be both female and male committee members wherever possible.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognising that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. The selection committee will also be mindful of the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic may have had on candidates’ research as a result of library and archive closures and/or additional caring responsibilities and/or teaching responsibilities.

Essential

• Be at an early stage of an academic career, having completed a doctorate not earlier than 1 April 2018 (excluding justified career breaks);
• Present a credible proposal for research and publication focused on research into the non-classical archaeology (not literary nor philological studies) of any country or countries as listed above;
• Have or plan to develop research impact and public engagement skills, and demonstrate excellent skills in preparing research findings for publication, with the potential to produce outputs that will be recognised as excellent within the Research Excellence Framework;
• Be able to demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop an effective research programme;
• Be able to develop a coherent, well-organised and deliverable programme of research, showing evidence of time management skills, setting priorities and meeting deadlines;
• Be able to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories, and analyse data as appropriate.
Desirable
• Demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community. This may be through having completed a doctorate at a UK university, or having been associated or affiliated in some capacity (which could be a temporary contract longer than six months) at a UK university.
How to apply

Before submitting an application, you may find it helpful to read the ‘How to Apply’ webpage at https://www.jobs.ox.ac.uk/how-to-apply.

If you would like to apply, click on the Apply Now button on the ‘Job Details’ page and follow the on-screen instructions to register as a new user or log-in if you have applied previously.

When prompted, please provide details of two referees (including preferably the External Examiner of the PhD). You should contact both of your referees before applying to ensure they are aware of your application and of the requirements for the post, and to ask them to write to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! before the closing date.

You will also be asked to upload:
i) a CV, including a list of publications (if any);
ii) a supporting statement, which must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants). If you would like to be considered for the post on a part-time or flexible working basis, you should explain this clearly here;
iii) an outline of the proposed programme of research and publication, and the academic rationale and significance for this research. The proposed research programme of six months should fall within the period 1 January 2023 – 30 June 2023;
iv) a summary of expected expenses, including any location expenses if planning to conduct the research at any UK university other than the University of Oxford.
Please upload all documents as PDF files with your name and the document type in the filename.
All applications must be received by midday on the closing date stated in the online advertisement.

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Information for priority candidates
A priority candidate is a University employee who is seeking redeployment because they have been advised that they are at risk of redundancy, or on grounds of ill-health/disability. Priority candidates are issued with a redeployment letter by their employing departments.

If you are a priority candidate, please ensure that you attach your redeployment letter to your application (or email it to the contact address on the advert if the application form used for the vacancy does not allow attachments)

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The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is located on a number of sites with its centre in the Oriental Institute on Pusey Lane, which is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. The academic staff in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies teach and research the ancient and modern languages, literatures, and histories of the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia.
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Its research has been consistently ranked exceptionally highly in external assessment, and is distinctive for the emphasis placed on engagement with the subject through materials expressed in the original languages of the areas studied, and for its intellectual rigour.
The Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund
The Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund for Near Eastern Archaeology is based at the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford. The Fund aims to encourage the study of non-classical archaeology of the countries of the Middle East. The projects supported are wide ranging; the Fund holds an annual school Digital Poster Prize, awards Research Grants for archaeological projects, and also sponsors 3-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowships.
For more information please visit: https://wainwrightfund.web.ox.ac.uk/
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Anforderungen für BewerberInnen
phd awarded not earlier than April 2018

desirables incl. a strong prior association with the UK academic community